While other children might be reading a bedtime tale at the end of the day, Mark Zuckerberg’s daughters are learning to code. Is not it true that someone has to inherit the Metaverse’s keys? In a recent interview, Priscilla Chan, co-chief executive officer of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), detailed her husband’s nighttime ritual with their two children, five-year-old Maxima and four-year-old August, who married the CEO of Facebook (or should we now say Meta) in 2012.
“Every now and again, they’ll sit down and read a book together. Chan told The Sunday Times Magazine that they sometimes code together. She said that it is a valuable skill for children to master these days, as well as aesthetically engaging. She explained, “Mark has been doing it with August since she was three.”
“Not till they’re 13 because that’s the rule,” Chan said when asked when her two children would permit to access social media networks. The interview comes just weeks after media reports revealed that Instragam, which also owned by Facebook, was aware that the app was poisonous for adolescent females, worsening body image issues in one-in-three teenage girls in the United States and the United Kingdom.
“Teaching a youngster to type is one of the greatest challenges of patience I have ever experienced,” Zuckerberg commented on a photo of August coding on his laptop earlier this year. He said, “August types at literally 1-2wpm [words per minute].” “And I feel like I’m going to lose it when she gets a few letters into a word and then makes a mistake and unintentionally pushes delete three times instead of one, forcing her to retype the entire word.”
After receiving his first computer as a sixth-grader, Zuckerberg reportedly taught himself how to code using a C++ for Dummies book. In his Harvard dorm room in 2003, Zuckerberg created Facemash, a website that compared images of students and invited visitors to vote on who was the most handsome. By January 2004, Zuckerberg had abandoned the idea and begun programming code for “TheFacebook,” a new website.
As they say, the rest is history. Facebook may be one of the world’s largest social media platforms and one of the most valuable corporations after seventeen long years, but it is not without controversy and criticism. It now appears to be on the verge of a new incarnation. Zuckberger recently announced the company’s renaming as Meta and outlined ambitious intentions to create a new immersive extension of the Internet called the Metaverse.